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Tour Stop

PIKE PLACE MARKET

OPERATOR NOTES
Tour operators should be aware that there are no designated parking areas for buses within the complex itself; there is parking on nearby streets (subject to Seattle’s parking regulations). Two spaces are located just behind and west of the market in the 1600 block of Western Avenue. Buses can also park on the Seattle waterfront on Alaskan Way at piers 62/63. Both of these locations have signage indicating bus parking. There are guided tours available for groups of 10 or more, through the Market Foundation, that raise money for the social services at the market. For more information or to register, contact Jenn Davis at (206) 774-5249. However, there are countless outside companies that conduct tours with special interests (for example, culinary tours like Savor Seattle, or Seattle Bites). Finally, encourage your tour customers to check the PPM website, which is extensive, user friendly, and will give an overview of the area’s attractions, so they can make best use of their time at the market. Visit www.pike placemarket.org for more information.

Prior to the arrival of grocery stores in the 1920s, Pike Place Market first opened in 1907.

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called “Meet the Producer.” The message is simple: the person behind the counter is very likely the store’s owner (in fact, applicants who have establishments elsewhere are prohibited from opening a business in the market). This makes Pike Place Market a refreshing change from the quasi-mall experience so common in other restored commercial districts. The challenge for tour groups is to find ways of experiencing the diverse offerings of the market in the limited time that’s usually available. James Haydu, director of Communications and Programs at the PDA, strongly urges tour groups to resist a herd mentality. He often watches in dismay as hordes
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disembark the cruise ships that have made Seattle a port-of-call, and miss the richness of the Pike Place experience. “With larger groups, it tends to be a fourstop adventure—the place where they throw the fish, the first Starbucks, the main arcade with the flower vendors, and maybe one ‘wild card’ store,” he explains. “They’re missing the boat, so to speak.” Haydu suggests dividing up large tours into groups of five to 10 individuals, to explore the Market with greater ease and flexibility. “In my opinion, the smaller the group the better. Devote a few hours to take in the entire nine acres, because it’s easily walkable.” Seattle’s heavy tourist season begins

in April, and continues through October, when the city is sunnier, and less prone to the daily rains it’s famous for. The inclination to visit this time of year is understandable, but that choice comes at a price—the market is predictably crowded. For those with a little higher tolerance for the inclement off-season weather, Pike Place Market can be especially rewarding. “If you come during the off-season, you can experience the Market like Seattleites,” says Haydu. On season or off, Pike Place Market is a must-see for any group visiting Seattle. You can find just about anything there, from All Things Lavender to the Zebra Club, and everything in between.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine - March/April 2011

Destinations Magazine - March/April 2011
Contents
Where Art Thou
Record Numbers
Flat Pete
Save the Date
Safe Keeping
Tour du Jour
A Matter of Faith
President’s Corner
From the Hill
Transportation Reauthorization
Meet the Board
Marketplace Wrap Up
Taste for Travel
To Market, to Market
Kentucky
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia
Alaska
California
Hawaii
Nevada
Oregon
Washington
Dining
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